Asphalt Specific Gravity

Because the specific gravity of asphalt binders change with temperature, specific gravity tests are useful in making volume corrections based on temperature.  The specific gravity at 15.6° C (60° F) is commonly used when buying/selling asphalt cements.  A typical specific gravity for asphalt is around 1.03.

Related Tests

  • AASHTO T 228 and ASTM D 70: Specific Gravity and Density of Semi-Solid Bituminous Materials